It's not been an easy week for Chennaites with heavy rains lashing the city incessantly. Subways are filled with water, suburban trains are running late or cancelled, schools and colleges are closed and most office-goers are stuck at home. For anyone hailing from Chennai, this has become an annual affair in the city. Though the state government and Chennai Corporation announce elaborate plans every year on how to combat rains, the ugly truth is that the city is just not equipped to deal with downpours.
It rained heavily on Thursday night and the city woke up to more rain on Friday morning. And Chennai's woes are set to continue as the MET department has predicted more rains.
A petition has been started by lawyer Rajasehkharan Chandrasekharan demanding that the Chennai Mayor should take up flood relief on a war footing. Petition here.
These pictures clicked by Chennaites tell you the story: